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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on March 11, 2008
I have to say this book was great! I read it in two days! It was fun to "meet" the characters as Lexi met them in the book. This book was a humorous yet telling story about what it would be like to wake up with no memory and to have to lead a life that you have no idea how to navigate, to live with a husband that you don't remember meeting. I felt for Lexi as she tried to live the life she was told she had and to follow the rules that she set for herself in the yerars that she lost!

I hope these characters lead to another great series of books!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on March 8, 2008
I loved this book and could not put it down until I finished it. I have read all her books and enjoyed them all. I found this story line to be unique. Memory loss, a new life, secrets...romance! All mixed with Kinsella's humour. I really, really hope there is a sequel! I love these characters!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Lexi Smart is having a bad go of things.

She didn't get a bonus from work, her boyfriend Loser Dave has stood her up for the millionth time and her father has just died. She has a dead end job that's going nowhere, has frizzy hair and bad teeth. She knows that something has to change soon.

Unfortunately, that change comes in the form of a car accident.

Upon waking up in the hospital, Lexi is a new woman. Her bad teeth are replaced with white shiny ones, her frizzy hair is now sleek and lovely and she has a new job as director of her own department.

Hang on, that can't be right, can it?

Lexi quickly learns that she has amnesia and she's forgotten the last three years of her life. Her mother has gotten older, her younger sister is now sixteen and she has a husband named Eric she doesn't remember marrying.

As Lexi tries to get used to her new life, she's in for a few rude awakenings. None of her friends talk to her any longer, she's become the bitch boss from hell and, if that's not bad enough, it seems she's been having an affair with Jon, a sexy, and very handsome, architect.

Lexi will have to act quickly otherwise her entire new life will start to crumble. But that could be exactly what she needs to remember everything....

I am a huge fan of Sophie Kinsella. Every time I open one of her novels, I know that I'm in for a laugh out loud read that fills me with joy. Her books are always funny, touching in all the right places and just plain fun.

I was not disappointed with Remember Me? In fact, this is Kinsella's best effort yet. Lexi is an improvement on past leading women that Kinsella has written. Instead of being a little bit daft and slightly dumb, Lexi is smart and intuitive and very intelligent. It's a breath of fresh air to read about a protagonist who isn't silly or over the top.

The secondary characters are better fleshed out in Remember Me? as well. Lexi's dog loving mother is a riot and Eric, charming husband as he is, is absolutly hysterical. Kinsella constantly pens people that are real, people you know. People you love to hate and people you root for.

Remember Me? is not as laugh out loud funny as her other books. However, rather than taking away from the book, I feel that this is one of the book's strengths. The story is a lot more personal and introspective than her usual fare, and a lot more heartfelt. Because of this you may not laugh as much but you'll cry a little. Have a box of tissues handy.

Remember Me? is a funny, heart breaking romp through memory, life, love and lust and I loved every blessed page. I think it's Kinsellsa's best effort yet. It's fun, fresh and fabulous - absolutely perfect in every way.

Pick yourself up a copy and get one for your best friend. You won't be sorry and, thankfully, you'll remember it once you've finished reading.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 1, 2009
this book kept me well entertained for a couple of nights... sadly no more than that because you'll simply want to take it everywhere until you finish it. It's engaging, moving and i loved the british humor. this is the first Kinsella book I've read and now I can't wait to dive into some of her other ones!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 2, 2010
I just loved this book. There were times when I laughed out loud at the reactions of the main character. The storyline is original and caught my attention from beginning to end. I can totally relate to Lexi, which I found much more lovable and deep than the Shopaholic serie(Confessions of a Shopaholic).
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a light read, without being bored to death by superficial characters.
Loved it!
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This was a super fun read as all of Kinsella's books are. Not too much brain-power needed, just a good time. If you're in the mood for chick-lit it doesn't get much better than this. REMEMBER ME was addictively hard to put down as well as LOL funny in places and I got sucked right into the chaos of the heroine's life and the double romance. Imagine not remembering that you're having an affair.

Lexi Smart is having a crappy night, in her words "On a scale of one to ten we're talking ...a minus six. And it's not like I even have very high standards."

Standing in the rain after a night out clubbing with friends, Lexi just wants to find a taxi, get home and kick off her agonizing boots. Yup, it's been a crap day all right, her boyfriend (Loser Dave) stood her up and her second-rate job managed to screw her out of the Christmas bonus on a technicality. Tomorrow promises to be even worse though, it's her father's funeral. Before she can moan about the state of her life any further Lexi tops the night off by slipping on the wet street and tumbling down a flight of stairs.

When Lexi wakes up she's in a London hospital, but hold on something's a little off... she's in a private room and her nails are manicured, her teeth are perfect (guess they can't call her Snaggletooth anymore) her body is toned and thin (squeal) and her handbag is Vuitton.

The nurse also mentioned that she was in a car accident (in a Mercedes no less) but Lexi can't drive and she definitely can't afford that car or that purse. When her Mother and sister show up Lexi starts to panic because her mother looks strange and damn, what's happened to her little sister, she's all grown up?

As the Doctors explain it Lexi is suffering from amnesia and is missing the last 3 years of her life which would mean she's now...28 (sob) but it's not all bad because somehow in that time she's married a hunky multimillionaire and become a cooperate big shot. Apparently she now lives in a Kensington loft and has a personal assistant and a trainer and new puffy lips and a carb free diet and glamorous new friends (what about her old friends and toast?)

Lexi's got a ton of catching up to do if she's going to make this exciting new life work and she might just pull it off. But she misses her friends (they won't even talk to her anymore) and toast (sigh) and can't understand how she become that b!tch "The Cobra" at the office and this is all before Jon the architect shows up. Yeah Jon, the guy she's supposedly having an affair with and is going to leave her husband for.

This book just hit the spot. Cheers
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on March 16, 2013
I started reading this book when I found it on the bookshelf in a hotel I was staying in two years ago. I got about a third of the way through before I left and was feeling intrigued, but not keen enough to buy the book myself to find out what happened.

I have finally come across it in the local library and completed it. And... it was ok. Sophie Kinsella is skilled at what she does and like all her books it is fast paced and addictive reading. I've read most of her books, but all borrowed from the library as I don't think I'd want to read them again.

I found Lexi fairly likeable, with the redeeming feature that she is generally honest, not a serial liar like the increasingly irritating Becky Brandon in the Shopaholic books. I became a little bored of the constant questions at the start of the book, and many things were never really explained, like what actually happened after she hit her head the first time? Why was Jon "between cars"? Lexi mother comes across as a strange character - several of Kinsella's mother figures are either non-existent or completely unsupportive - I wonder if there is some deeper reason for this. And, as many others have said, the ending was somewhat rushed.

Typical Kinsella fare then - light and amusing but a lot of loose or poorly explained ends which let it down.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon August 29, 2013
This is my second Kinsella book to consume; I say consume because it's an easy book to read fast. The first was "Twenties Girl" which I liked better (fell it love with it), but this one is a funny bundle of laughs. One minute Twenty-eight year old Lexi is partying with work pals and then next minute she wakes up in the hospital with amnesia, having forgotten the last three years of her life. The premise is far-out, but take it for what it is and go along for the ride as Lexi tries to sort out who she is and what's most important to her. The strength of this book is certainly its creative humour tagged to the notion of being true to yourself and trusting your instincts.

I read this a second time in May 2015 and I appreciated it all over again. I enjoyed the work and friendship dilemmas more than the romantic one.
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on February 2, 2012
I have read every Sophie Kinsella book - including her books under her real name Madeline Wickham and this is by far my favorite. I really feel for Lexi waking up and not remembering anything and this seemingly perfect life she has. The supporting characters are great. Sometimes I find myself cringing with embarrassment over Kinsella's main leads but i find Lexi really refreshing. She is still the somewhat awkward persona that Kinsella enjoys writing but with more common sense! Really a great light read! I stayed up all night to finish it!
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on June 13, 2008
This book engrossed me from the start. It is not only downright hilarious at times, but Sophie Kinsella makes readers truly think about your own life - if you suddenly didn't know yourself, and had to remember, would you like what you were to find? It also made me think about how lucky I am to not have everything there is to have in life, as once you do, what exactly is it you're aiming for, then? This book shouldn't even be considered "chick lit", but something everybody should pick up, read, and think about!
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